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Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar M.Sc in Cognitive Science Admission 2014

Updated on Sat, 07 December 2013 at 19:55 IST

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of cognition, brain and behavior, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. In the last four decades, Cognitive Science has established itself as a truly interdisciplinary science, employing qualitatively different research tools such as, the experimental practices of psychology, argument analysis of philosophy, formal methods used to develop computational models, and a variety of paradigms from neuroscience (single-cell studies, lesions, neuro-imaging). The objective of the Master’s program is to offer students from different backgrounds, breadth of knowledge and research techniques in a wide range of areas in Cognitive Science

This would be facilitated by a richer appreciation of cognitive functions (perception, attention, memory, learning, reasoning, creativity, decision making etc.), research methods and experimental techniques (behavioral, psychophysical, psychophysiological, neuroscientific and computational).

Eligibility Criteria:

Students who have a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. B.A., B.Sc., B.Tech.) with a minimum of 55% (5.5 CGPA for students with letter grades/CGPA) aggregate marks for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% (5.0 CGPA for students with letter grades/CGPA) aggregate marks for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree, are eligible to apply for admission to the Master’s program in Cognitive Science

The students who are awaiting final semester/year results and those who would be completing Bachelor’s degree in the academic year 2013-2014 are also eligible to apply.

The short-listing of the applications is based on the overall credentials (Marks in the qualifying exams academic achievements and aptitude for cognitive science

The eligibility criteria mentioned above is minimum and the committee may use higher cut-off levels for shortlisting.

Admission Procedure:

Admission is offered on the basis of entrance test and interview. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview based on the academic records and aptitude for cognitive science

The final selection will be based on all of above, viz., academic records, aptitude for cognitive science, written test and interview. The Institute may also exercise the option of offering admission to a few outstanding candidates based on academic records without calling them for written test and/or interview.

Test and interview will be held at IIT Gandhinagar

However, if there is any change in the venue, the shortlisted candidate will be intimated

Fees (in Indian Rupees) Per Semester

Semester fee: 14,100/-; Refundable security deposit: 5,000/-; One time admission fee: 3,500/-
Total: 22,600/-

Financial Support

Eligible candidates admitted to M.Sc Cognitive Science program will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs. 5000/-
The stipend support will be renewed per semester subject to a student’s continued satisfactory progress in the program

Important Dates

Last date for submitting applications: 10th Jan 2014
Web announcement of short-listed candidates: 25th Jan 2014
Test and interview: 8th – 9th Mar 2014
Web announcement of selected candidates: 24th Mar 2014
Last date for payment of fees: 15th Apr 2014

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar
IIT Gandhinagar (IITGn) is one of the new IITs started in the academic year 2008-09. The Institute is located at Chandkheda, which is about a 15-minute drive from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Ahmedabad is known for its excellent infrastructure with thriving industries, prestigious academic and research institutes, and an ambiance that encourages excellence and entrepreneurship. Currently the Institute is functioning from the premises of the Vishwakarma Government Engineering College. The Institute has excellent facilities in terms of classrooms, laboratory spaces, faculty offices, etc.

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